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Smith, Karen W. 1947-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 252 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N7349.A5, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen W Smith
Constantin Guys : Crimean War drawings, 1854-1856 :[exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, July 18-August 30, 1978] by Karen W Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constantin Guys : a chronological and stylistic analysis of his work by Karen W Smith( )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of contemporary art in China : [exhibition] April 3-August 18, 2006, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship of worry to the concreteness of problem elaboration : a problem solving perspective by Karen W Smith( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai Weiwei by Weiwei Ai( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ai Weiwei's work is an audacious blend of old and new, Western and Eastern, serious and irreverent. He has translated the readymade into a new artistic language, fusing neolithic pottery, fourteenth-century doors and seventeenth-century temple beams into surprising, at times shocking sculptures. He has documented his disdain for authority by giving the finger to the Tiananmen in Beijing, the Reichstag in Berlin and the White House in Washington (Study of Perspective, 1993-2005). And he has captured the mundane urban sprawl of his home city in a 150-hour video (Beijing 2003, 2003) that even dwarfs Andy Warhol's notorious eight-hour Empire. Ai Weiwei grew up on the edge of the Gobi desert in China's Western provinces. In the late 1970s he moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective know as the Stars group. In 1981, following government retaliation against their exhibitions, he moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived for twelve years, eventually returning to China when his father fell ill in 1993. Settling in Beijing, Ai became a rallying figure in a burgeoning new art scene. Taking up his art in earnest, he also emerged as a surprising and celebrated architect. (In addition to his numerous commissions for buildings in Beijing and beyond, he provided Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron with the inspiration for their celebrated Beijing National Stadium, home to the 2008 Olympics.) What marks Ai as a truly twenty-first-century artist is precisely this multiplicity of roles: not just artist, designer and architect, but also curator, publisher, Web blogger and compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists. His outsize public persona is an integral part of his art. Although his outspoken views have brought him unwanted attention from the State, they have also generated excitement far beyond China's borders. His work has been increasingly featured in the world's most significant exhibitions, including Ducumenta 12 (2007), the 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial (2007) and the 15 Biennale of Sydney (2006), in the process providing the world with a inside view into one of the most exciting new art scenes. Karen Smith's Survey traces the artist's remarkable career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his recent emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect. In the Interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses with the artist his father's artistic training and subsequent exile and the effects they had on his own views on art and authority. Bernard Fibicher's Focus looks at the monumental light sculpture Descending Light (2007). Artist's Choice features a poem by Ai Qing, one of China's most important twentieth-century writers. Artist's Writings include entries from Ai's blog, seen by millions of visitors each year and celebrated for its thoughtful and candid remarks on the subjects of art, politics and culture
Crimean war drawings : 1854-1856 by Constantin Guys( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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